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PIMENTEL, Luciano da Anunciação et al. Pigmentation of the viscera and carcasses (chromatosis) in sheep in the Brazilian northeastern region. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2013, vol.43, n.2, pp. 338-341. ISSN 0103-8478.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782013000200024.



 

Research describes bluish-purple pigmentation found in carcasses in sheep in the Brazilian northeastern region

 

 

Researchers from Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, of Paraíba, and of Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido, of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, detected blue-violet pigmentation in sheep carcasses in the semiarid region of Bahia, caused by exogenous substance of some plant consumed. The research was published in Ciência Rural , v.43, Issue 2, of February 20.

Researchers from Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, of Paraíba, and of Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido, of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, detected blue-violet pigmentation in sheep carcasses in the semiarid region of Bahia, caused by exogenous substance of some plant consumed. The research was published in Ciência Rural , v.43, Issue 2, of February 20.

The importance of the research is to describe first the alteration in pigmentation carcasses of slaughter animals in Brazil. According to the researcher Franklin Riet-Correa, this alteration is the reason for condemnation at slaughter establishments. For aesthetic purposes, the meat pigment is not used for human consumption.

The importance of the research is to describe first the alteration in pigmentation carcasses of slaughter animals in Brazil. According to the researcher Franklin Riet-Correa, this alteration is the reason for condemnation at slaughter establishments. For aesthetic purposes, the meat pigment is not used for human consumption.

 

 

Researcher:
Franklin Riet-Corre

E-mail: franklin.riet@pq.cnpq.br